School of Public Health

Spitters, Christopher

Christopher E. Spitters

Clinical Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Clinical Professor, Epidemiology


MD Medicine, Stanford University, 1989
MPH Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1991
MA Tufts University, 2010

When I am not at work, I enjoy pending time with my wife and family, physical fitness, travel, music, spectator sports, and getting away from the city out into nature. 

Dr. Spitters is board certified in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health and has served as Medical Director of the Public Health Seattle & King County Tuberculosis Clinic at Harborview Medical Center since 2003.

He also serves as tuberculosis control officer for Snohomish, Island, Chelan and Douglas Counties.

Dr. Spitters is a Clinical Professor of both Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health, respectively. He also is a lecturer and medical consultant for the Curry International Tuberculosis Center at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Spitters has served in various capacities in state and local public health agencies in Washington State for 20 years.

He earned his medical degree at Stanford University and completed a masters of public health during his preventive medicine residency at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Spitters also earned a master of arts in international affairs in 2010 from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.


Research Interests

Diagnosis, treatment and control of tuberculosis